By Humaira Taz
Wesleyan women have once again shown their capability of taking the lead in times of crisis. In an attempt to help the helpless quake-stricken people in Haiti, several Wesleyannes have taken the initiative to organize a fund raising concert “Hearts for Haiti” in collaboration with Mercer University and Macon State University. Presently, the event is planned to be held on February 20 from 6-9 p.m. in Porter Auditorium.
Performances have been finalized. The opening speech by Tracy Wills-Kight, executive director of the Macon Red Cross. There will be two dances by an African group, performances by two Haitian bands and by Floco Torres, an R&B band. From Wesleyan, Sylvia Akenji and her group will perform an African dance, the music department will play and the French Club will perform a song. The organizers are also expecting a performance by some of the professors from the Wesleyan humanities department.
The tickets are $5 each for students of Wesleyan College, Mercer University and Macon State University. For the rest, they are $8 each. All the money raised will be donated to Red Cross and UNICEF so that they can be directed effectively towards the aid for the devastated Haitians. In addition, donations for Haiti are being collected in the Anderson Dining Hall during lunch and dinner. Ribbons are also being sold for $1 and very soon, there will be colorful buttons on sale for $3. Hence, let us all link our hands together and support this noble cause in every way possible. In spite of being a small community, we know that if we work together with perseverance, we can make a difference to the lives of thousands.